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Sunday, May 14, 2006

GODZILLA FAN Club meeting follow-up

Here's a couple of pics from last week's Godzilla Fan Club meeting...

The gang's all here... a shot of the area's biggest Godzilla Fans!


Godzilla Fan Club founder Evan Stultz being interviewed for Centrtal Penn Magazine...


We are in the midst of a GODZILLA MODEL KIT PAINTING CONTEST, and there is still time to enter. There are a few kits still available, so come on in and get yours now! Stop by to check out the contest entrants that are on display in the front showcase...

Godzilla RULES! RAAARRRR!

Any age can enter and will be judged on earnest creativity and imagination. Winner will be announced at the next GODZILLA FAN CLUB MEETING on Sunday, June 4th...

12 Comments:

At 5/14/2006 12:26 PM, Blogger G-evan said...

Thanks for the post...
I thought the last club had a great turnout, and I hope the model painting goes well.

 
At 5/14/2006 3:40 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Hey g-evan! I'm just proud that we get to host the Godzilla Fan Club! Seriously, you're doing a great job... everyone is having lots of fun, and that's what it's all about.

 
At 5/14/2006 10:23 PM, Blogger G-evan said...

Thanks...
For the next club, I think we're going to put out a few more ads than we did this time, just to boost attendance a little.

 
At 5/15/2006 4:07 PM, Blogger Blackinks said...

So you guys are painting Godzillas? sweet... how detailed are they? Any cool textures you can dry brush?

 
At 5/15/2006 8:52 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Yeah, the model kits are repros of the 1960s Aurora kit... they're $6.00 if you want to enter the painting contest... I think we still have a few left! My son and I wanted to do one with Godzilla wearing a Hawaiian shirt and a straw hat, but we can't enter because we're employees or family. I still might bring it it just for fun.
As far as textures to drybrush, there are more competent model builders here who can help you with that question... guys?

 
At 5/16/2006 4:42 PM, Blogger G-evan said...

So I take it the models are selling well, Bill?

 
At 5/16/2006 6:37 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

g-evan: Yeah, I think we only have 3 left, but so far not too many have been brought back in the store for the contest... hopefully everyone is putting incredibly intricate detail into their models!

 
At 5/16/2006 11:36 PM, Blogger G-evan said...

Yeah...
I think it might be cool to get some more of the Aurora models...If this one goes as well as hoped. I see you have the date for the next club up. Maybe by then people will have brought in their models.
Also, I know for sure that Aurora has the King Ghidorah and Rodan models in their package, so if this one goes well...

 
At 5/17/2006 1:26 PM, Blogger stymieresh said...

OK, I have to ask. Not really being a huge Godzilla fan, (although I spend many a Saturday afternoon watching the old "man in a suit" Godzilla movies.) what is the opinion of a REAL Godzilla fan of the recent 90's remake?

Comments, anyone?

 
At 5/17/2006 11:59 PM, Blogger G-evan said...

Well, I run the Godzilla Fan Club, so this is my "educated" opinion.

When considering the 90s Godzilla film, you have to think of it in two ways.
One: How is it as a monster film in general?
Two: How is it as a Godzilla film?
As a monster film, it actually does okay. The effects were good, and the overall execution of the film in general was good. The acting was rough in some spots, great in others. So in that level it gets a 3/5.
As a Godzilla film, it decends to the level of pure blasphemous crap. THIS IS NOT GODZILLA!!! For one thing, (and this is what annoys me most): Godzilla should not be running away from bullets, missiles, tanks, etc. In the original film, Godzilla was an unstoppable, unfathomable allogory for the H-Bomb. In the american remake, he is a giant. Mutated. Iguana. The inclusion of the "baby Godzilla" scenes, the film degenerated into a cheap Jurassic
Park. When I go into watching a Godzilla film, I either wanna see lots of destruction and monster action, or a dark, allegorical film. When Ishiro Honda made the original film, Godzilla was not the main focus. He was a major part, but each individual part of the character's reaction to Godzilla was what was most importand to the film.
As a Godzilla film, .5/5.
So if you want really Godzilla, Rialto Pictures is releasing the original film, uncut in September. Also, check out Godzilla against Mechagodzilla, Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S., Terror of Mechagodzilla, and if you want light and entertaining, check out Godzilla's Revenge, Destroy All Monsters, and Godzilla vs. Monster Zero.
Sorry this was so long in the tooth, but I could go on for hours on this subject.

 
At 5/18/2006 1:55 PM, Blogger stymieresh said...

I too thought the movie sucked eggs, but I didn't want to assume
all Godzilla fans felt the same.

You're completely right about the whole Jurassic Park rip-off. LAME. Now THAT was a great movie.

Anyway, thanks for the opinion!

 
At 5/18/2006 3:57 PM, Blogger G-evan said...

Yeah, I just watched the original Jurassic Park (not for the first time, of course), and I thought during the velociraptor scene,
"Now, I know I've seen this somewhere before".

 

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